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State Department tech sputters back to life

Employees at Foggy Bottom can now send and receive external emails, something they could not do Nov. 17, but still cannot access the Internet.

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Using IT to address the federal talent shortage

Better systems and talent science can help agencies fill vacancies faster -- and avoid making the wrong hires.

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DHS audit, S&T website and smartphone encryption

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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A bold approach to transforming IT acquisition

Without a future vision and an appetite for risk, reforms lead down a rabbit hole. There is a better way.

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State Department shuts down unclassified email network

A breach at the State Department reportedly occurred in early October, around the same time as an attack on the White House's unclassified computer network.

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Hagel outlines DOD 'innovation initiative'

Invoking the ascendance of Russia and China, and the leveling of the technological playing field, the defense secretary calls for smarter R&D in tight fiscal times.

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HHS adds four more 'Entrepreneurs in Residence'

The latest participants in the department's tech development program were matched with teams of HHS employees to work for a year on "high risk high reward projects."

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USPS retirement, HHS cyber conference and NATO cyber defense

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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VA misses targets for fixing IT security risks

VA's top tech official says he is balancing risks while trying to keep the department's online services open for business.

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Why cyber took a back seat in Beijing

In advance of President Barack Obama’s meeting with China President Xi Jinping, White House advisers made a lot of noise about getting tough with China on cybersecurity. But the topic was barely mentioned by either side after the talks.

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Bridging the skills gap one vet at a time

Companies are helping veterans transition to careers in big data, enterprise architecture and other fast-growing IT fields -- and getting well-trained employees in the process.

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Drones and privacy: Rejecting regulation

A new Brookings study backs a property-rights approach to the drone privacy problem.